The White House this afternoon released the following statement from President Obama regarding the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek:
Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin. At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded. My Administration will provide whatever support is necessary to the officials who are responding to this tragic shooting and moving forward with an investigation. As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.
Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney reacted to the shooting in Oak Creek.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's office released the following statement Saturday afternoon regarding the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek:
Congressman Paul Ryan (R) Janesville released the following statement:
"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone in Oak Creek who has been impacted by this tragic act of violence. I'm deeply saddened by this malicious crime and remain grateful for the selfless, dedicated service of the emergency response teams and law enforcement officials who continue to investigate this matter. As additional details are gathered, I am hopeful that we will all come together, united in a shared desire for peace and justice, and stand with the Sikh community as we grieve this loss of life."
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch released the following statement:
"I join the people of Wisconsin and our nation as we pray for the victims of this senseless act of violence in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Our hearts go out to those who were killed, those who were wounded, their friends and families and everyone in the Oak Creek community. We share your sadness. Wisconsin is a state of caring people and we will come together in the wake of this tragic event."
Eric Hovde, (R) candidate for U.S. Senate released the following statement:
"Sharon and I are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that took place today in Oak Creek. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families."
Tommy Thompson, (R) former Wis. Governor and candidate for U.S. Senate released the following statement:
"My heart goes out to those in the Sikh Community who had their profession of faith interrupted by a senseless act of violence. Together, as a community of faith, we have an obligation to come together in a show of support during a time of sadness and challenge. On behalf of my family, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."
Wisconsin Assemblyman Jeff Fitzgerald (R), and candidate for U.S. Senate:
"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this time of great tragedy as we struggle to understand this senseless act of violence. My prayers also go out to members of the Sikh Temple and to the entire Oak Creek community.
"I ask all Wisconsinites to keep the victims and the entire Sikh community in their thoughts and prayers today and for the days ahead."
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D) reacted to the shooting in Oak Creek:
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